Bio

Kellie is a singer and songwriter from St. Simons Island, GA. At the age of 12, she was playing guitar and singing hillbilly songs with her mother, harmonizing on tunes by Hank Williams, Sr. By the time she was in high school, Kellie was writing songs and playing at local parties and school talent shows. Her pleasing alto singing style, along with her pasKellie Parr CD cropped picsionate delivery, quickly caught on with her audiences.

After high school, Kellie earned an MBA from Florida State University. While in college, she joined an alternative rock band, Shatterposts, and toured the Southeast in support of their critically acclaimed CD. In the era of “grunge” music, their trendy, crunch-pop style garnered a respectable regional following and a fair amount of success on the college radio circuit.

After moving back home in the mid-90s, Kellie found a kindred musical spirit in local singer/songwriter Tim Haynes. They formed a harmonious union that resulted in many inspired performances including an appearance at Eddie’s Attic in Atlanta. Their band, “HaynesParr” released a CD of mostly original songs in the Spring of 2001. Recorded in Nashville, “New World” featured a high-powered group of music-city players and was produced by Neil Young band member and producer, Ben Keith.

In 2012, Kellie launched a record label and production company called PeaceFish Productions, Inc. The venture encompasses all of her musical projects including live performances and events, as well as the 2012 release of her CD “Wish” and the September 18, 2016 release of Kellie’s solo album of original songs called ‘Best I Can.’ Check the Music page for ordering and download information.

Kellie’s compositions draw on her childhood influences, resulting in a passionate country-inspired, folk-rock style. Her lyrics are honest, heartfelt and often humorous, frequently compared to Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris and Patty Griffin. Complimented by her powerful voice, her songs candidly reveal situations in her life that are familiar to almost everyone. Kellie’s love for playing is apparent in her recordings as well as her energetic live performances. Check the Schedule for all her upcoming shows.

When not performing or writing songs, Kellie can be found singing Bob Marley tunes with her 11-year-old son, which is her all-time most favorite gig.